These Spicy Vegetarian Sushi Bowls can stand in for your favorite sushi takeout and take no time to toss together. Packed with plenty of whole grains, veggies, and protein, these bowls check all the boxes for an easy healthy meal.
Even though I eat seafood, I always get the veggie roll when I go out for sushi. So last week when I was craving sushi I decided to make a homemade vegetarian sushi bowl instead. Knowing that I wanted some protein, I decided to add tofu and edamame to the mix as well.
For the tofu, I used a simple packaged baked tofu so that I would have to take any extra steps to cook it. Regular tofu would work as well and it doesn’t have to be cooked if you are ok with the texture. To give the tofu some flavor, I tossed it in a semi-homemade spicy mayo. The sauce mimics the sauce used to make a spicy tuna or spicy salmon roll It’s a simple combination of mayo, Sriracha, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. You could also make a poke sauce if you don’t like mayonnaise. Just combine soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and Sriracha to taste. Some people add a touch of sweetener as well.
Then came the veggies. I decided to go with a mix of carrots, cucumber, edamame, avocado, and seaweed. You can use seaweed sheets, like the ones in the snack aisle, or a seaweed salad. I added some fresh pea shoots for the photo as well but didn’t include those in the recipe since they can be hard to find. The last step is the rice. To make the rice similar to sushi rice, I tossed it with some rice vinegar. You can skip this step, but it definitely adds a nice flavor to the rice.